Glasgow 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington detests the corruption of Glasgow's merchant princes, but not enough to resist their money. He is more concerned about his daughter Euphemia, his sceptical housekeeper Widow McKay , and her spiritual adviser, the startlingly prescient soothsayer Madam Zapata.
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Dalmellington: Ian McDiarmid
Glasgow 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington represents the ambiguities of Scottish society since the Union. He detests the corruption of Glasgow's merchants, but can't resist being bought off by them; he dreams of Scottish independence, but is too canny to mention it. And there's a wake-up call to a city whose history has always been more rich, varied and morally ambiguous than the dominant narrative of victimhood allows.
Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow in 1953. 'A Wholly Healthy Glasgow' , and his John Whiting award-winning play, American Bagpipes, both premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, and were later seen at The Royal Court in London. Recent plays include' Love Freaks' (a new take of Double Inconstancy) and 'Sauciehall Street'.
BBC Radio 4 FM, Afternoon Drama 14 December 2009 14.15